Andrew Perlman, MPH

Senior Analyst

Andrew Perlman, MA, is Senior Analyst and a SAS programmer with expertise in analyzing large healthcare datasets. Andrew led the development of the models and data infrastructure the Institute now uses to calculate benchmarks for Medicare Shared Savings ACOs including beneficiary attribution, benchmark construction and risk adjustment. He developed a model to calculate physician group level QP scores to determine eligibility for Advanced APM bonuses under MACRA and has led a variety of projects to analyze ACO performance versus their peers on a wide range of measures. Prior to joining the Institute, he spent nine years as a Manager and Lead Data Analyst at Telligen overseeing analytics for the National Coordinating Center for the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program. In this role, he developed a broad knowledge of Medicare data, with in-depth experience in Part A and B Medicare claims and Medicare enrollment data. Andrew has worked closely with CMS and other clients to devise measurement strategies and output to best meet program needs. His work has been particularly focused on physician quality improvement, diabetes management, and care transitions. Andrew received his BS in biology from Trinity Western University and his MPH, with an emphasis in epidemiology, from the Colorado School of Public Health.